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Numbers increase in Nadi weekly surfing program

Maciu Malo
Sunday, March 16, 2014

THE future of surfing in Fiji looks bright with more than 50 kids being exposed to the sport on weekly basis in the West.

And in yesterday's training program held at Wailoaloa Beach in Nadi, kids were joined by their parents as they marked another successful day of surfing.

Association and surf life-saving education officer Andy Eames said he was impressed with the interests showed by aspiring surfers.

He said surfing was a minor sport and needed to be promoted to attract interests.

"We are happy with the response and more and more kids have declared their intention to join the sport," said Eames.

"With the growing number of surfers joining us on weekly basis it also signals a good future for the sport in Fiji.

"It is important to introduce the game to grassroots so they can learn the trade of the game in their early years."

Eames said new surfers were also educated on water safety before the trainers, kids and parents combined for a beach clean-up.

"More than 20 to 50 kids are coming down to Wailoaloa every week and getting involved with this program in which they learn how to be safe in the water and how to have fun and keeping our environment clean," he added.








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